The Winners: Seven News was top with 1.481 million and Today Tonight was second with 1.409 million. A Current Affair was third with 1.330 million and Nine News was 4th with 1.318 million. Two and a Half Men at 7.30 pm averaged 1.276 million, City Homicide on Seven at 8.30pm averaged 1.262 million and The Farmer wants a Wife on Nine at 8.30pm averaged 1.257 million. The 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.244 million and Home and Away averaged 1.210 million at 7pm for Seven for 9th spot nationally. 10th was the 7pm ABC News with 1.081 million, Australian Story on the ABC at 8pm averaged a solid 1.068 million and Big Bang Theory in the same slot on Nine was 12th with 1.065 million. Seven’s 9.30pm program, Beyond The Darklands, averaged 1.045 million and Top Gear jumped to a million viewers on SBS at 7.30pm. Good News Week on Ten from 8.30pm sprawled its way through 70 minutes and averaged 953,000.

The Losers: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on Ten at 7.30pm, 832,000. Drop Dead Diva on Nine in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane at 9.30pm: 581,000. WIN made the right call in not taking this one from Nine for Adelaide and Perth. Dexter on Ten at 9.40pm: 440,000 is awfully low, but an accurate reflection of this one. It is better off on Pay TV.

News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market. Today Tonight lost Melbourne and Brisbane to ACA, but won in Sydney and Adelaide and needed the usual solid margin in Perth to get home nationally. Ten News averaged 926,000. The late News/Sports Tonight, 214,000 around 10.45pm. The 7.30 Report averaged 889,000, Four Corners, 769,000, Media Watch, 689,000. (ACA copped a caning over its coverage of the Mullumbimby High School death story). Lateline, 241,000, Lateline Business, 126,000. SBS News at 6.30pm, 206,000, the 9.30pm edition, 142,000. 7am Sunrise on Seven, 414,000, 7am Today, 320,000.

The Stats: Nine won with All People, 6pm to Midnight with a share of 28.6% (26.3% a week ago), from Seven with 26.6% (28.6%), with Ten on 19.6% (21.0%), the ABC with 16.8% (16.7%) and SBS with 8.2% (7.5%). Nine won Melbourne with a big margin (thanks to Two and a Half Men and The Farmer wants a Wife), Brisbane and Adelaide. Seven won Sydney and Perth. Ten was 4th in Sydney. Ten won the 16 to 39 group on another poor night overall. Seven leads the week 28.5% to 27.2%. In regional areas, a win to WIN/NBN for Nine with 29.0%, with Prime/7Qld next with 27.6%, Southern Cross (Ten) with 17.7%, the ABC on 16.4% and SBS on 9.2%.

Glenn Dyer’s comments: Melbourne viewers really like Two and a Half Men, but especially on Mondays. No other market quite has the same appreciation of the subtleties of the program as they do in deprived Melbourne. Then, they do like AFL. But hardly the most inspiring night for TV viewing overall.

Digitally: Nine’s GO averaged 1.70% from 6 pm to midnight, with its main channel on 27.10% (which still gave it victory in All People). ABC 2 was second with 1.60%, with ABC 1 on 15.20%, Ten’s ONE averaged 1.20%, with the main channel on 18.40%, SBS Two averaged 0.30% and SBS One, 7.90%. Seven finished with 26.60% because it doesn’t separate its digital channel yet.

TONIGHT: Packed to the Rafters on Seven at 8.30pm. Foreign Correspondent on the ABC at 8pm; The 7pm Project on Ten. SBS has Insight at 7.30pm.

Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports